A Confederate Invasion?

I‘m behind in my APUS History classes which has forced me to move quickly through the Civil War.  You can imagine how frustrating that is given my interests.  Regardless, I […]

Teaching Civil War Memory

Today is the first day of the new trimester and I am once again teaching a course on Civil War Memory.  I have two sections with a total of 12 […]

The United States is Not a Miracle

One of the points that Richard Dreyfuss hammered home the other day was the idea that “America is a miracle.”  He never got around to explaining what he meant, but […]

CWPT’s Teacher Institute (2010)

Yesterday I accepted a very kind offer to take part in the Civil War Preservation Trust’s Teacher Institute in July 2010.  I’ve been following their programs over the past few […]

The Richard Dreyfuss Show

A few months ago I commented on actor Richard Drefyuss’s new crusade of working to introduce civics back into the high school curriculum.  I did not know at that time […]

“The Mythology of Hard War”

This is the final week of my survey course on the American Civil War.  One of the subjects we’ve been looking at is the introduction of what Mark Grimsley describes […]